Chantelle J'Nae is a young upcoming singer, songwriter, and musician from Fontana, CA. She grew a love for music at the age of 10 and has been pursuing it ever since. At only 12 years old she joined the worship team at her church, Water of Life Community Church which is where she still leads worship today. Her Dad, Casey Lankford is her biggest supporter. The musician himself also produced the music for her first single, "Trust Fall." Over the years she has also taught herself to play acoustic guitar and piano. Her music has brought her many opportunities like singing the National Anthem for the Phoenix Suns, performing live on KJLH radio, and winning singing competitions in high school. She has big dreams for the future as she continues to write music and perform as much as she can. Scroll to read about more highlights from Chantelle's life!
In 2021, Chantelle graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor's Degree in Worship Arts. She learned all about Christian studies, leadership, and music theory. She spent all 4 years living on campus in Phoenix, AZ where she truly had the time of her life. While in the valley, she became a worship leader at Dream City Church in Glendale where she even completed a 180-hour internship.
Chantelle spent her last 2 years of college in the University's Chapel Band. After going through a competitive audition process, she was so thrilled to be a part of the team. Not only did she get to do what she loved and sing for thousands of students for the glory of God, but it also came with a scholarship. She learned many valuable skills that she plans to take with her into her career and calls the experience her biggest highlight of college.
In 2021, Chantelle released her very first single and music video called "Trust Fall." She wrote the song during a challenging time of rejection and was reminded that she needed to trust God in every situation. This release would not have been possible without her Dad, Casey Lankford, who produced the music for the song. She plans to release more music very soon!
On March 4, 2022, Chantelle married the love of her life, Kris Washington. They have been together since the summer of 2018. They met at a temporary job where they stapled papers for 8 hours every day. How romantic! Kris is a track and football coach, cinematographer, and aspiring firefighter.